On my way to New York I had a 21 hour long layover in Madrid and this visit could be summed up as “walk, drink, eat, repeat”. After checking into my hostal on Calle Fuencarral I walked over to the Mercado de San Anton in Chueca. This market sells fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and cheese … More Spain. 21 hours in Madrid.
Before I flew to Florida in March I spent 3 days in Brussels. As a child and teenager I visited Brussels many times and always loved it but I hadn’t been back in about 15 years! So of course I took the time to see most of the tourist attractions, such as Kunstberg/Mont des Arts (photos 1&2), Galleries … More Recap. A weekend in Brussels.
I just returned from a weekend trip to Rome and it was everything (and more!) I imagined it to be: I spent most of my time strolling through the city center and thereby seeing most of the main sights, such as the Colosseum (1), Piazza Venezia (2) & Monumento Vittorio Emanuele II (5), the Trevi Fountain … More Recap. A weekend in Rome.
On Calle Fuencarral -one of Madrid’s busiest shopping streets- in the hip Malasaña neighborhood is this brand new street food market: Mercado de San Ildefonso. The 18 food stalls on 3 floors offer snacks, street food and typical Spanish tapas. Additionally there’s a bar on each floor and 2 indoor terraces. I visited at … More Madrid. Visiting the new streetfood market Mercado de San Ildefonso.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while you know that I’m a big fan of the High Line in New York – a 2,5 km long elevated park built on an abandoned freight rail line. But while the High Line might be the most popular elevated park, it wasn’t the first. The Promenade … More Paris. A walk along the Promenade Plantée – the original High Line.
[A few pics from our weekend in Porto in September.]
Ponta da Piedade is a cape and lighthouse in the west of Lagos, a short walk along the street Estrada da Ponta da Piedade from the famous beaches Praia do Camilo and Praia Don Ana. While the lighthouse may not be something to write home about, the rock formations nature has created over thousands of years definitely are. … More Portugal. Lagos. Ponta da Piedade and a walk along the cliffs.
Porto is home to many places that can be considered the most beautiful of their kind: the train station Sao Bento, the bookshop Lello & Irmao, the bridge Ponte Luis I and last but not least: Cafe Majestic. The café opened in 1921 under the name “Elite” on Portos shopping street Rua de Santa Caterina. After a renovation … More Porto. Café Majestic.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton at Bois de Boulogne – Frank Gehry’s newest masterpiece which just openend to the public 2 weeks ago (photo via)… and more Gehry: his retrospective at Centre Pompidou runs till January 2015. Also at Centre Pompidou: Jeff Koons retrospective from Nov 26th on! (photo via) Niki de Saint Phalle’s “Stravinski Fountain” … More Paris. Upcoming trip. Plans, ideas & inspiration.
Last summer, after visiting Bologna and Florence, I spent one night in Pisa. In the morning I walked over to Piazza die Miracoli and the Duomo. The freestanding bell tower of the cathedral is Pisa’s most popular landmark, commonly known as “The Leaning Tower”. The tower’s tilt already begun during the construction which started in 1173 and took almost 200 … More Italy. Pisa. The leaning tower.